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  • Aug 24, 2013 - added a new page with maps and navigation information for the convention site.
  • Aug 23, 2013 - expanded the travel and parking pages.
  • Aug 22, 2013 - you can now access program and other convention information from our mobile applications.
  • Aug 21, 2013 - Press Release #32: LoneStarCon 3 Thanks Publishers for Supporting Public Libraries in San Antonio.
  • Aug 20, 2013 - our interactive program guide is now online, with details of all 945 program items!
  • Aug 20, 2013 - the Pocket Program can now be downloaded in PDF format from the publications page.
  • Aug 20, 2013 - Press Release #31: LoneStarCon 3 Partners with Ustream to Broadcast 2013 Hugo Award Ceremony.
  • Aug 19, 2013 - our Restaurant Guide can now be downloaded from the publications page.
  • Aug 13, 2013 - the overall convention schedule is now available including service hours and program highlights.
  • Aug 12, 2013 - Progress Report 5 is now available.
  • Aug 12, 2013 - there will be a ghost walking tour of San Antonio on the evening of Thursday, August 29.
  • Aug 12, 2013 - our animation program will be showing a wide range of anime and cartoons.
  • Aug 8, 2013 - published initial agenda and materials for the WSFS Business Meeting.
  • Aug 7, 2013 - Press Release #29: LoneStarCon 3 to Feature Author Jay Lake with Film Premiere and Special Exhibit.
  • Aug 1, 2013 - every day is special with our Theme Days in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Aug 1, 2013 - John Hertz will be leading book discussion groups on The Glass Bead Game, Vintage Season, and The Dying Earth. Read them, and then join in!
Special Guest - Leslie Fish

Special Guest Leslie Fish is a pioneer of filk music, the winner of eight Pegasus Awards, and perhaps the most famous filker in the world. Longevity is part of it - she wrote her first filk song, the Lord of the Rings-inspired "Fellowship Going South," in 1963 - as well as passion on subjects including but not limited to politics, activism, space, cats, and weaponry, all of which and more she sings about, singly and in combination.

Along with The DeHorn Crew, in 1976 Leslie Fish created the first commercial filk recording, Folk Songs for Folk Who Ain't Even Been Yet. Her second recording, Solar Sailors (1977) included the song "Banned from Argo", a comic song parodying Star Trek which has since spawned over 80 variants and parodies. She recorded the comic song "Carmen Miranda's Ghost", which was the source for the short story collection Carmen Miranda's Ghost Is Haunting Space Station Three, edited by Don Sakers (in which she has one story and the notes on the song). Her Apollo 11 tribute "Hope Eyrie" is often considered the filkers' national anthem. She is also so prolific in setting tunes to poems by Rudyard Kipling that they have a genre name of their own: the KippleFish.

Now a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, Leslie Fish is a fierce advocate for gun rights, an ardent supporter of the Industrial Workers of the World, aka the Wobblies, and a breeder of intelligent cats with thumbs. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Leslie Fish on the web:

"Hope Eyrie" (sung by Julia Ecklar)